What’s better than having a bounce house at a party? Having a bounce house and a rock climbing wall! This killer combo has been one of the most popular party rentals of all time. When it comes to children’s birthday parties, kids will always be kids and will eventually get sick of bouncing in the bounce house after a while. As a parent, you want your kids to remain and have the best time possible. Having a rock climbing wall at your party in addition to a rock climbing wall can keep kids more occupies and entertained for twice as long as opposed to just having one of the two. If you really want to step your party game up and have 3 awesome things for kids to play on, a water slide rental would be another great addition but we’ll save that for a later post.
Rock climbing walls are a cool rental that not all companies will offer. If you’re looking for a rock climbing wall, we definitely recommend starting off with a Google search to see what companies in your area offer this service. Most of the time if the company you call doesn’t have a rock climbing wall to rent they will usually refer you to another company in the area that will be able to accommodate you. If you’ve read our article regarding hiring a bounce house rental company, than the same principles apply for renting a rock climbing wall. It’s even more important to hire a reputable company with good online reviews when it comes to renting a rock climbing wall because the risks are a lot greater that someone could get hurt. There will obviously be someone from the rental company working the wall and making sure everyone is following proper safety guidelines, but you’ll want to make sure that person is educated and knows how to handle any situation. This can also be done over the phone when prospecting different companies for your rental needs.
Rock climbing walls come in many different shapes and sizes so it’s important to think about who will be climbing on the wall when you’re deciding on a rental. Many companies have rock climbing walls that range from 15 feet to 30 feet so if you’re renting one for a kids party it’s usually a smart decision to pick the smallest one they have. The good thing is that if you’ll be having a mix of people partaking in the rock climbing experience, you can always rent the larger one and set strict rules for the kids about how high they can go on the wall. Fun fact for all of you party rental enthusiasts in Arizona… If you type in “bounce house rentals az” into your search browser, you’ll see a company called B.T. Bouncies. We heard on the street that they are buying a 35 foot, portable, rock climbing wall some time late this year which they will be able to setup all around the Southwestern United States!
The future of bounce house rentals may seem pretty simple, but the answer can be more complex and deeper within the industry than you might be imagining. Yes, bounce house rentals seem like they may have pushed the limits as far as they can go and nothing revolutionary could possibly come out of the bounce house industry, but we’re here to tell you otherwise.
Sure, bounce houses will probably never be much different than they have been for the past 30 years. Bounce houses do keep coming out in bigger and more amazing sizes and intertwine more features together than they may have before, but there isn’t a lot more anyone can do to pioneer a better bounce house. With all this being said, I’m sure a company somewhere is trying to design a more safe bounce house, that I think we can all agree is safe to say. The one thing that no one thinks about when it comes to the bounce house industry is the bounce house preparation. What does that mean? Well, when you rent an inflatable a company has to schedule it, get the inflatable out of their warehouse, drive the inflatable to the consumer, setup the bounce house, than eventually deflate it and bring it back to the ware house, right? Seems pretty straight forward. One thing people notice when they rent a bounce house is how much the employees can struggle to move the inflatable from the truck to the location it will be inflated. This is because the hand trucks that are on the market are not designed for bounce houses and other large inflatables. That is, until a man named Brian changed the game.
Brian took an average, ordinary, every day hand truck, and crafted it into the perfect transportation device for inflatables. It was some minor tweaks and adjusting that allowed him to install a hand brake on the dolly which totally changed how these things are transported. As you’ve seen in some of the pictures, inflatables can be enormous in size and can easily weigh up to 300 pounds. It was hard to control the dolly while loaded with one of these inflatables, especially on surface with a slight down grade. The brake allows employees to easily control the dolly and not have to worry about being dragged along behind it while going down a hill.
While it’s true that we think bounce houses will have improved durability, strength, and safety features, there’s not a whole lot that will change about the bounce house in the future. I think that the real transformations will come within the companies providing these services, such as the inflatable dolly innovation. We are excited for the future for the bounce house rental industry and don’t see an upcoming decline in sales and profits anytime soon.
Water slide inflatable rentals are the perfect option for a hot, sunny, summer day party. With that being said, a bounce house is also a great option for this type of environment, so which one do you choose? We would recommend that you consider a few options before making a decision on the type of rental you would like to have. The first thing to consider is that there are actually inflatables that are a 2 for 1 type of deal that include a bounce house and a water slide. We know, our minds were blown too when we figured out this was a real option. You can check out the picture on the right to see an example of what we’re talking about.
While there are certainly pros and cons of renting both types of rentals acting as separate attractions and renting the “2 for 1” bounce house water slide rental. The obvious pros for 2 separate rentals are that the children will be occupied in transitioning back and forth between the two different inflatables for a longer period of time and their interest in the inflatables will last for a longer duration throughout the day. The obvious pros for getting the 2 for 1 is that it will save a lot of space and also, in most cases, cost you less money to rent. The deciding factors upon which rental is right for your will ultimately determined by the financial situation you’re currently in, and the amount of space you have for the inflatables in your yard or park. Another important thing to keep in mind is that you will need access to a hose outlet if you’re planning on renting any sort of water slide. You can always skip the water aspect and just have the inflatable act as a normal slide but if you’re looking to “wow” the folks at your party, hose access is essential. Don’t get mad at the rental company because they didn’t provide the slide with any water. Although they should have clearly covered this aspect of the rental agreement on the phone, it is still your responsibility to supply the water.
At the end of the day, both types of rental options should make everyone attending the party happy and fulfilled. After all, the main focus of going to such a party or event is to have fun and let the kids unwind a lot of their energy so we can finally get some sleep at night! Just kidding, but having your kids expend all their energy during the day is a nice benefit of inflatable rentals.